One of the biggest online casino software developers is Playtech. For many years, this comapny was paying second fiddle to Microgaming, certainly on the slots and roulette front, but over recent years, I would say that they have caught their arch competitors up, if not overtaken them.
Roulette Games on Playtech
Playtech has more than enough roulette variants to keep you happy. Here are the highlights:
European Roulette – one zero pocket and a 2.7% house edge. Playtech offers standard European Roulette and a Premium version. Just a visual change really- the underlying game is the same, and this variant should be your first stop if you are interested in a flutter on the wheel.
French Roulette – our personal favourite as this variant has a house edge of just 1.3%. Comes in Standard and Premium flavours at Playtech.
American Roulette – Avoid! There are 2 zero pockets on the wheel which means you are trying to push water up hill and herding cats in your spare time with a house edge giving you the bird at a whopping 5.2%. If you want to flush your money away, drop it down the loo. Otherwise play French or European Roulette.
3D Roulette – European roulette with some fancy 3D graphics. They don’t quite pull it off.
Roulette Pro – European again, but with some more exotic bets such as Voisins Du Zero, Tier, Orphelins, Neighbours, etc. If you fancy yourself as a “player” and have a long black trenchcoat in your cupboard (dude), this could be for you.
Multi Player Roulette – in this variants you can keep an eye on what the other punters are up to. So you can either follow their system, or use them as a reverse indicator and do the opposite (as they say on the trading floor).
Live Roulette- play a real roulette wheel with a real croupier- you watch the action over a webcam. If you are a firm believer in imperfect wheels, you are more likely to find them playing live roulette. You won’t find them playing virtual roulette as no online casino that I know of mimics an imperfect roulette wheel in its computer software. But I wouldn’t bet against soomeone doing it.